It Pays To Be A Company Driver

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Turtle's Comment
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I saw the storm was going to hit western NY, specifically from Erie up. So I opted to route myself up from KY a little differently, giving me an opportunity to run through our yard in Pittston, PA. Two of my super single drive tires were getting a little thin, and I wanted to see if they'd replace them.

The shop guy says to me: "We're gonna put all new drives and steers on for ya, since you're company. The owner ops will buy these junk used ones and we'll make a good chunk of our money back on our cost for new ones."

Of course as always, while I'm in the shop they went over the entire truck making sure every little thing is also up to spec.

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Turtle's Comment
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As a side note, I was kind of sad seeing them tires go. We went 256k miles together in 22 months. :(

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I agree 100%!

Since it is sooo cold up they had us leave all the trucks running for the last 48 hours whether someone was in it or not, and I didnt have to pay for the fuel.

Jamie's Comment
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I agree 100%!

Since it is sooo cold up they had us leave all the trucks running for the last 48 hours whether someone was in it or not, and I didnt have to pay for the fuel.

My truck has been running for nearly two days as well, currently taking a 34 hour reset after running off recaps for a bit. But it'll be on for another night at least,lucky I don't have to pay for the fuel. undefined

PackRat's Comment
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My fuel surcharge takes care of that. Tires are just one thing to save up for that will need maintenance, along with oil changes, grease jobs, filters, lights, etc.

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